Toray Composites America completes Expansion at Pierce County, Washington, Plant
23 September 2015
A company that manufactures industry-leading carbon fiber prepreg materials for aerospace, automotive, industrial, and sporting goods applications, Japan-based Toray Composites America Inc. completed a multimillion dollar expansion project to add critical capacity to its production facility in Pierce County, Washington.
According to the firm, this new expansion will add significant prepreg capacity to TCA's facility to support demand growth in Boeing and other programs.
TCA was first established in 1992 adjacent to Boeing's Composite Manufacturing Center to enable an efficient supply stream of Toray's carbon fiber composite materials, company officials said.
First used on the Boeing 777, Toray's advanced Carbon Fiber composite materials are now incorporated into the 777 and 787 primary structure and will be used on the new 777X wing. TCA supplies a diverse customer base both domestically and internationally and is a major exporter from Washington State.